MIS Essentials: Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
David Kroenke  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
432
Pub.-date
July 2014
ISBN13
9781292065298
ISBN
129206529X
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Description

For undergraduate Introductory Management Information Systems courses.

Exploring how people use IS to solve business problems, this engaging introduction explains why MIS is the most important course in the business school–showing students how businesses use information systems and technology to accomplish their goals, objectives, and competitive strategy. Three unique Guides per chapter focus on the themes of ethics, security, and other timely topics; a number of illustrative cases, exercises, projects, and other aids ensure that students connect the knowledge in the text to everyday life. With a new edition now publishing each year, MIS Essentials, Fourth Edition contains fresh, new, and current material to help keep your students up to date.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how:

·    Focus on important themes of ethics, security, and other timely topics through text’s Guides, designed to help students improve their skills as future business professionals.

·    Connect classroom knowledge to everyday life with illustrative cases and a number of exercises and other interactive features.

·    Keep content current to help keep your students up to date with the most recent events.

 

This title is available with MyMISLab™, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to work with your Pearson text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyMISLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Features

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

Modular Approach – A modular approach offers instructors flexibility in covering the material they want, in the order they prefer.

 

·    Twelve short chapters cover the basic material.

·    21 chapter extensions delve deeper into specific topics, if the instructor chooses to do so. Five of the extensions cover Access and Excel skills.

·    A fully annotated instructor’s edition gives professors helpful hints and tips for creating a more engaging classroom.

 

Focus on important themes of ethics, security, and other timely topics through the text’s Guides.

 

·    Three Guides per chapter—one each on ethics, security, and timely topics—foster thought, discussion, and active participation by concentrating on current issues in information systems. These amplify the chapter’s core material and help students strengthen their problem-solving skills to become better business professionals.

·    NEW! In order to provide a deeper and richer discussion of ethical considerations, every Ethics Guide asks students to apply Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative, utilitarianism, or both to the business situation described in the guide. The categorical imperative is introduced in the Ethics Guide in Chapter 1 and utilitarianism is introduced in the Ethics Guide in Chapter 2.

 

Connect classroom knowledge to everyday life with illustrative cases and a number of exercises and other interactive features:

 

·    Chapter Introduction Business Examples demonstrate how information is relevant in the real world and include:

o NEW! AllRoad Parts case vignettes introduce chapters and are integrated throughout. AllRoad Parts is an online vendor of off-road parts that is considering 3D printing and ultimately rejects that idea because of the effect it would have on business processes and IS. Instead, the company offers 3D printing designs as a product as revealed in Chapters 1-6.

o PRIDE, a Performance Recording, Integration, Delivery, and Evaluation system, that uses cloud technology and a wide array of mobile devices to integrate patient exercise data with health care providers, health clubs, insurance agencies, and employers.

 

·    MIS InClass features in each chapter contain exercises, projects, and questions that help students connect classroom knowledge to everyday life. Ideal for use in class group work, they encourage active participation.

·    Active Review contains tasks for students to perform in order to demonstrate their ability to answer the questions.

·    Using Your Knowledge Exercises test students’ critical-thinking skills as they apply their knowledge to practice problems.

·    Chapter-Ending Cases—all less than one year old—allow students to think about the information in the chapter as it relates to a real business.

·    Collaboration Exercises foster teamwork outside of the classroom by enabling students to work on projects collectively, via collaboration software such as SharePoint through MyMISLab.

·    Office Application Exercises allow students to complete business application assignments in Excel or Access.

 

Keep content current to help keep your students up to date with the most recent events.

 

·    NEW! Every sentence and industry reference is checked for obsolescence in an attempt to keep each chapter current. Events move fast, and to keep the text current, the Fifth Edition includes changes and updates in every chapter. For example:

o The sixth edition’s glorification of Apple’s success in Chapter 4 needed to be softened given Apple’s recent experience.

o The excitement about Microsoft Surface that was prevalent when Kroenke wrote the fourth edition had to be placed into context of Surface’s mediocre success.

o Meanwhile, 3D printing is hot, and students now have an opportunity to consider its effect on processes and IS in the AllRoad scenarios.

 

·    NEW! Chapter 6 is entirely rewritten to focus on the cloud. Data communications technology is presented only in its role as supporting the cloud. SOA coverage is increased, and the author presents more material on Web services that is used in subsequent chapters.

·    This edition teaches and uses the latest versions of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.

This title is available with MyMISLab™, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to work with your Pearson text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

 

Personalize learning with MyMISLab. MyMISLab combines homework, tutorial, and assessment with a dynamic set of tools for gauging both individual and class performance. You always know how your students are doing, and can engage each one to improve performance.

 

·    Students engage in real business situations through simulations.

·    Student’s course results are improved with additional study materials, quizzing, and testing.

·    Refresh Excel® and Access® skills—MyMISLab includes access to Pearson’s popular Exploring textbook series and MyITLab®.

·    SharePoint® access lets you facilitate group projects while helping students gain skills in using the industry’s leading collaboration tool

·    Online assignments let you give tests and quizzes right through the MyMISLab.

Decision-Making Simulations put students in real business situations and ask them to apply the concepts by making series of decisions. (Kroenke and Wallace titles only).

New to this Edition

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

Focus on important themes of ethics, security, and other timely topics through the text’s Guides.

·    In order to provide a deeper and richer discussion of ethical considerations, every Ethics Guide asks students to apply Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative, utilitarianism, or both to the business situation described in the guide. The categorical imperative is introduced in the Ethics Guide in Chapter 1 and utilitarianism is introduced in the Ethics Guide in Chapter 2.

 

Connect classroom knowledge to everyday life with illustrative cases and a number of exercises and other interactive features:

·    Chapter Introduction Business Examples demonstrate how information is relevant in the real world and include:

o NEW! AllRoad Parts case vignettes introduce chapters and are integrated throughout. AllRoad Parts is an online vendor of off-road parts that is considering 3D printing and ultimately rejects that idea because of the effect it would have on business processes and IS. Instead, the company offers 3D printing designs as a product as revealed in Chapters 1-6.

 

Keep content current to help keep your students up to date with the most recent events.

·    NEW! Every sentence and industry reference is checked for obsolescence in an attempt to keep each chapter current. Events move fast, and to keep the text current, the Fifth Edition includes changes and updates in every chapter. For example:

o The sixth edition’s glorification of Apple’s success in Chapter 4 needed to be softened given Apple’s recent experience.

o The excitement about Microsoft Surface that was prevalent when Kroenke wrote the fourth edition had to be placed into context of Surface’s mediocre success.

o Meanwhile, 3D printing is hot, and students now have an opportunity to consider its effect on processes and IS in the AllRoad scenarios.

·    NEW! Chapter 6 is entirely rewritten to focus on the cloud. Data communications technology is presented only in its role as supporting the cloud. SOA coverage is increased, and the author presents more material on Web services that is used in subsequent chapters.

·    This edition teaches and uses the latest versions of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.

 

This title is available with MyMISLab™, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to work with your Pearson text to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

 

Personalize learning with MyMISLab. MyMISLab combines homework, tutorial, and assessment with a dynamic set of tools for gauging both individual and class performance. You always know how your students are doing, and can engage each one to improve performance.

Table of Contents

I. MIS AND YOU

1. The Importance of MIS

CE 1. Collaboration Information Systems for Decision Making, Problem Solving, and Project Management

CE 2. Collaboration Information Systems for Student Projects

2. Business Processes, Information Systems, and Information

3. Organizational Strategy, Information Systems, and Competitive Advantage

II. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

4. Hardware and Software

5. Database Processing

6. The Cloud

III. USING IS FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

7. Organizations and Information Systems

8. Social Media Information Systems

9. Business Intelligence Systems

IV. INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

10. Information Systems Development

11. Information Systems Management

12. Information Security Management